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Does kidney stone pain travel from the right side to the left side?

Does kidney stone pain travel from the right side to the left side?

No: Normally, if you have a stone on the right, it will always hurt on the right side. It is possible that you might be passing a very small stone on the other side that might account for the pain switching sides but typically the pain is on one side only and stays that way. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Can a kidney stone on the right side cause pain on the left side?

Can a kidney stone on the right side cause pain on the left side?

Complex: Pain on the left side, i presume in the flank, may be due to another new stone on the left or be unrelated i.e. Due to a muscular or skeletal cause. See your doctor for a diagnosis of your pain. ...Read more

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If I have a kidney stone on my left side, why does my right side hurt?

If I have a kidney stone on my left side, why does my right side hurt?

Something else?: Gallstones? Right kidney infection? Need to get evaluated. Having a left kidney stone does not immunize you from other problems. You are at higher risk for developing stones on the left side too! ...Read more

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I was diagnose with a kidney stone on my left side over a year ago I never passed it I've been having frequent pain in that area what should I do?

I was diagnose with a kidney stone on my left side over a year ago I never passed it I've been having frequent pain in that area what should I do?

If the kidney stone: is well within the substance of the kidney it is unlikely you will pass it and if it is small it shouldn't be causing the symptoms you describe. A repeat CT without contrast should settle the issue. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone move from one kidney to the other? I had a stone in my right kidney but now my left side is hurting

Can a kidney stone move from one kidney to the other? I had a stone in my right kidney but now my left side is hurting

Kidney stone move: Can a kidney stone move from one side to other? ANS: if u have 2 separate kidneys No. if you have horseshoe kidney possible. More likely to have stoned on both sides. So check with your team. ...Read more

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I just a month ago had a kidney stone int left side lazered, niw i'm having weak annoyance upper left side by the rib area, could it still be a stone?

I just a month ago had  a kidney stone int left side lazered, niw i'm having weak annoyance upper left side by the rib area, could it still be a stone?

Possibly: Depending on the position and size of the stone, it may be possible that fragments still remain. You should discuss your concerns with the operating urologist. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone removed in dec on left side niw right is feeling dull pain, would they have checked both kidneys then?

I had a kidney stone removed in dec on left side niw right is feeling dull pain, would they have checked both kidneys then?

Yes,...: Nowadays, standard imaging study is ct scan with or without contrast, which will show 3-dimensional projections of both kidneys with highest accuracy than ever, of course, no test yields 100%. At to dull pain newly developing on right side, it's hard to say if it's stone-related or not without detailed history, physicals, and new imaging study since non-moving non-obstructing stone has no symptom. ...Read more

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Have been feeling constipated recently. My left side near kidney been feeling sharp pain when I move. Could it be kidney stone?

Maybe but unlikely: Hi Munal, A kidney stone usually causes pain whether you move or not. I think you need an examination by a doctor. Good luck, Dr. Long ...Read more

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Woke up with dull pain on left back side, can this be Kidney Stone? Can Kidney Stone give dull pain for a day? When to go to hospital?

May be, but...: More info is needed so to deduce what you got, but getting the health-related things for good medical care has not to be that hard by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. When is the time to see doc? You decide after perusing the suggested article; but if pain is unbearable or starting fever & chill, that is an emergency - to see doctor right away. Best... ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone in my left side it was removed tuesday and a stent was put in it came out today on its own and now my right kidney is hurting?

I had a kidney stone in my left side it was removed tuesday and a stent was put in it came out today on its own and now my right kidney is hurting?

Here are some...: Two questions: did the stent have a thread at its end or not? Have you been known to have stones in right kidney also? The stent with a thread is designed to let the patient to pull it out at advised timing, but may be out by premature accidental pulling. If happened, that is usually ok. As to pain at "right kidney", have doc checked out timely, especially being known to have stone in it. ...Read more

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I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that i had 2 months ago that i assume had passed back in early August. What is best treatment for stone and pain?

I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that i had 2 months ago that i assume had passed back in early August. What is best treatment for stone and pain?

Here are some ...: If the pain is indeed related with stone passing through left ureter, as suggested by clinical picture and confirmed with imaging study such as CT, the surest step to rid it is intervention through urethra, bladder , up to ureter & kidney. Nowadays, such procedures are very safe and tolerable. So, seek professional attention, evaluation, confirmation, Rx/care, etc. timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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I still have a little pain on my left side after kidney stone surgery and stent removable?

I still have a little pain on my left side after kidney stone surgery and stent removable?

Very common: Mild edema, or swelling, in the ureter is common after this surgery. This tends to subside soon. Hydrate well and see how you feel. Keep in touch with your urologist if the pain does sot subside. ...Read more

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Why is my right kidney hurting so bad after i had a kidney stone removed from my left side and a stent came out today on its own?

Why is my right kidney hurting so bad after i had a kidney stone removed from my left side and a stent came out today on its own?

Bilateral?: Renal calculi or stones can sometimes be bilateral. Ultrasound and/or ct usually defines these stones. You probably had these studies prior to the left sided problem. Approach your physician for help with this answer.Other causes of renal pain include infection and obstruction. ...Read more

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Kub X-ray showed no stone I am still having severe pain at night on my left side could it still be a kidney stone?

Kub X-ray showed no stone I am still having severe pain at night on my left side could it still be a kidney stone?

Possible: Not all kidney stones show up on x-ray. If the pain is only at night it is not likely to be a stone. You should see your doctor for a proper work-up. ...Read more

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If the pain i have in area just below the ribcage on the left side is indeed a Kidney stone, can I use a heating pad for immediate pain control?

If the pain i have in area just below the ribcage on the left side is indeed a Kidney stone, can I use a heating pad for immediate pain control?

Maybe: It will not hurt you more but may not help. If you have a kidney stone fluids and management for pain and possible vomiting/infection may be what you need. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone and feel burning on the left side of my body, that's where it is. Keep thinking its pancreatic related.Don't drink/no gall stones?

I have a kidney stone and feel burning on the left side of my body, that's where it is. Keep thinking its pancreatic related.Don't drink/no gall stones?

Drink fluids: Msny people get kidney stones. Try drinking water, and fluids but avoid soda pop. The better hydrated the less likely to happen again. There is an app to help remind you to drink 8 glasses of water per day. Your more likely to have sharp pains as stone passes not burning. ...Read more

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Been to GP and have a small kidney stone. I want to know why the pain is in the left side of my stomach and not my back. What are other symptoms?

Kidney vs ureter: A small stone in the kidney typically does not cause any pain. A small stone in the ureter may cause pain anywhere from the back to the genital area in the front depending on position. ...Read more

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What would cause a dull ache upper left side had a kidney stone blasted month ago and no other symptoms, no nausea peeing fine? Why 3 days now?

Kidney stone: You may be passing a stone fragment from the eswl done a month ago. You can pass stone fragments for several months. See the urologist who performed the procedure, he may do x-rays. ...Read more

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Pain for 3 days now on my back left side to my abdomen. It hurts more when i yawn or inhale deeply. My urinalysis is 2-5wbc/hpf. Is this kidney stone?

Pain for 3 days now on my back left side to my abdomen. It hurts more when i yawn or inhale deeply. My urinalysis is 2-5wbc/hpf. Is this kidney stone?

Many possibilities: Well there can be similarities with a kidney stone one would find blood in the urine. I assume since you had a urinalysis that you had a medical evaluation. I would recommend that you evaluate those areas of your anatomy close to the area you have your symptoms this could be the chestwall, lungs, the abdomen. And the intestines .We might also consider your muscles. ...Read more

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I had CT of abdomen and dr said good except small kidney stone, i still have some left side back and ab pain. Dr said not to worry since good ct?

Stone: That most likely is not the cause of your pain but you have to drink a lot of fluids if no other contraindications. Follow up with the doctor. ...Read more

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Left ovarian cyst hi, 4 weeks back i had pain on my left side. Initially, the doctors treated it as a kidney pain as i had a kidney stone (3mm) in my left kidney in june 2011. The doctors did the kidney treatment. I wasnt satisfied and decided to go for

I : I can definitely understand your concern. That is a long time to have pain, and it sounds like it has been a complicated situation. Initially you had the kidney stone that sounds like it was successfully treated, and you then had a negative ct scan. Now it is found that you have an ovarian cyst that is 3.5 cm. Ovarian cysts are painful. They can pop and rupture, leaking fluid into the peritoneal (abdomino-pelvic)space, which usually resolves on its own though it is quite painful. Most ovarian cysts resolve on their own. Please see a gynecologist in follow up to be sure that this is resolving. Some women need to be treated with medications such as hormonal treatments to resolve cysts (such as oral contraceptive tablets). If you have sudden increase in pain, fever, vomiting, or new symptoms then you would have to be seen as an emergency, but otherwise please make an appointment with a licensed gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have previously had kidney stones on 4 separate occasions. I am currently experiencing left side flank pain in my back. It does not feel like it is a kidney stone. Can you suggest to type a doctor that I should see you or what this pain might be?

I have previously had kidney stones on 4 separate occasions.  I am currently experiencing left side flank pain in my back. It does not feel like it is a kidney stone.  Can you suggest to type a doctor that I should see you or what this pain might be?

Start with the same: One who treated you for your 4 prior kidney stone episodes as this would be the first consideration for your flank pain until otherwise ruled out. If it is ruled out then start with your primary care doctor to look for other causes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for something else to be wrong besides a kidney stone with blood in urine, left side pain, & no infection. I'm sorry, just very nervous?

Is it possible for something else to be wrong besides a kidney stone with blood in urine, left side pain, & no infection. I'm sorry, just very nervous?

Sounds like stone: It sounds like a kidney stone. I would talk to your doctor if you are concerned. If they did an ultrasound or CT scan that would show up any tumor or other problem. If those studies have already been done then you can relax. In someone your age a kidney stone and infection are the most common causes for blood in the urine. Drink lots of water. Thanks for using HealthTap. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more